|State||Defendant||Co-Defendants||Sex||Date||Election||D/R||Charged||Convicted||Type1||Type2||Type3||# Charges||# Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin||Description||Sentence||Source1||Source2||Source3||Source4||Source5||Follow Up|
|Wyoming||Kenneth Conley||M||2010||Registration Fraud||1||Kenneth Conley was accused of being a convicted felon trying to register to vote. Charged with false swearing. Case dismissed by prosecution.||Dismissed||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/394421-wyoming-carbon-county-response-wit...|
|New Jersey||Edwin Cruz||Samuel Gonzalez (husband of Teresa Ruiz) John Fernandez Gianine Narvaez Edwin Cruz Jonathon Kowalski Antonio Santana Joaquin Caceres Angel Colon Sorinette Rosario||M||2007-11||General Assembly/State Senate (state Sen. Teresa Ruiz)||D||Absentee/mail||Impersonation||Forgery||Jonathon Kowalski, John Fernandez, and Edwin Cruz were each charged with conspiracy (2nd degree), election fraud (2nd degree), absentee ballot fraud (3rd degree), tampering with public records or information (3rd degree), and forgery (4th degree). Kowalski works in fund-raising at the North Ward Center, and Cruz and Fernandez both work for the Essex County Department of Economic Development. The charges are for tampering with documentation for messenger ballots, which are absentee ballots intended for use by homebound voters and fraudulently submitting such ballots as votes in the Nov. 6, 2007 general election.||http://njtoday.net/2009/12/01/essex-county-freeholder-indicted-for-ballot-fraud/|
|Pennsylvania||Linda J. Deren||F||2002-07||Linda J. Deren was charged with unlawful voting according to Pensylvania Statue 25 Section 3533. "Any person who votes or attempts to vote at any primary or election, knowing that he does not possess all the qualifications of an elector..." Pleaded guilty.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/404431-pennsylvania-state-cases-1.html|
|Connecticut||Dolores Scalesse (petition circulator/candidate)||F||2002||Petition Fraud||Petition circulator/candidate Dolores Scalesse violated Sec. 9-410(c) by signing that she had witnessed all signatures on petition when she had not.||$250 fine||http://www.ct.gov/seec/lib/seec/agency_units/report_of_complaints_fy_02-03.pdf|
|Connecticut||Sheila M. O'Malley||F||2006-08 2006-11||Primary General||Registration Fraud||Ineligible district voting||A complaint was brought against Sheila M. O'Malley with the State of Connecticut State Elections Enforcement Commission. O'Malley was accused of not being registered properly for two elections. The first case was because of a mistake in her address. In the second case, O'Malley had moved to a home within the same district but did not update her registration. After an investigation, O'Malley was not charged, and the case was dismissed.||Dismissed||http://seec.ct.gov/e2casebase/data/fd/2007_157.pdf|
|Kansas||Decatur County - Names Unknown||2000||Absentee Ballot Fraud||Forgery||Impersonation||Multiple cases of wives, nephews and social workers of nursing home residents being accused of voting their ballots. Ballots challenged.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/403896-kansas-sos-4th-response-with-cases...|
|Texas||William Berntsen (former candidate for RUD board)||M||2010-05||Woodlands Road Utility District||2012-03||Ineligible district voting||Registration Fraud||William Berntsen was one of seven voters indicted for voting outside their district. The group planned to vote in a district where they did not reside in order to elect three of their members to the board of directors of The Woodlands Road Utility District. The group illegally registered in the district by using the address of a hotel in the district as their home address of their voter registration application. Pleaded guilty.||http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/seven-indicted-for-voter-fraud-in-...||http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/woodlands/news/the-woodlands-rud-voter-fraud-case...|
|Washington||Jeremy Westerman||M||Registration Fraud||1||A charge of registration fraud against Jeremy Westerman was found to have Insufficient evidence to pursue.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/368706-washington-clark-county-response-w...|
|Kentucky||Christian County - Name Unknown||2003||Registration Fraud||An unnamed individual was charged with fraudulent registration. Charge amended.||http://www.documentcloud.org/documents/399240-kentucky-statewide-cases.html|
|Illinois||Yvette Johnson||Charles Powell Sheila Thomas Jesse Lewis Kelvin Ellis||F||2004-11||General||D||Vote buying||East Saint Louis precinct worker Yvette Johnson and precinct committeemen Charles Powell, Sheila Thomas, Jesse Lewis, and Kelvin Ellis were convicted for conspiracy to commit election fraud after participating in vote buying activities in the 2004 election, including submitting budgets that would allow city funds to pay voters to vote for Democratic candidates.||2 years probation, ﬁrst 5 months in monitored home conﬁnement||http://archive.ksdk.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=81280||http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1414782/posts||http://madisonrecord.com/stories/510559878-east-st-louis-vote-buying-case-goes-t...|
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